Mobile Video Recording – TechSmith Tips

Hi everyone, my name is Mike and I am the video marketing specialist here at TechSmith Corporation. With the recent rise in mobile sharing with video, we thought it would be a good idea to share some tips and advice for mobile video recording.

A few of the things that we wanted to focus on are:

  1. Audio
  2. Lighting
  3. Shot Composition

We also wanted to highlight a few videos apps that we use to shoot some of our stuff.

Audio

Built in microphones on mobile devices are very limited. If you can, try and get as close as possible to the source you are shooting. And make sure to listen for noises around you as well. Make sure there are no cars driving by or buzzing from lights – anything that can interfere with the audio signal.

Lighting

For the most part, cameras on mobile devices work better with as much light as possible. So if you can, avoid dark areas. And also, try to avoid getting the sun, bright lights, or windows pointing directly into the shot. This can dramatically over or underexpose your subject.

Shot Composition

On mobile devices, zooming is very limited. So if you can, physically move the camera forward, back or side to side, to fill up your frame. And try to stabilize the shot best you can. No one likes shaky footage. A good tip is too lean up against something. If you have a tripod or flat surface nearby, that will work great as well.

Apps

here are a couple apps that we use that work well for shooting and sharing video:

We hope this was helpful and gave you some insight on ways that you can shoot your next mobile video. So if you have any tips or suggestions, leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!

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